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WUN Development & Funding


WUN Research Development Fund

The WUN Research Development Fund (RDF) is an annual scheme that offers seeding fund to kick-start research collaborations among WUN members by supporting exploratory activities, such as targeted workshops, conferences, faculty and early career researcher visits, etc. Grants are offered to projects which demonstrate potential to generate academic publications, policy impact, as well as to secure external funding in the long run. Proposals should address the Global Challenges (Global Higher Education and Research, Public Health, Responding to Climate Change, and Understanding Cultures) and have relevance to the cross-cutting themes (Africa, Big Data, China, and Economics).

The next call for application for RDF 2019 will open in June 2019. To view the call for RDF 2018, please click here.


CUHK Research Mobility Programmes

The University has established a number of schemes to foster researcher mobility with overseas institutions, including WUN member universities, with the aim of building deeper collaborations. These schemes include:

  • Global Scholarship Programme for Research Excellence (for PhD students)
  • PhD Student Exchange Programme
  • Short-term Faculty Exchange Programme
  • Internationalisation Faculty Mobility Schemes

PhD students and faculty members are encouraged to utilise these schemes to support their new or existing collaborations with WUN member universities. For more information, please click here.


WUN at CUHK Contact

To learn more about opportunities provided through the WUN for CUHK researchers, please visit WUN’s website or contact:

Ms. Shally Fan
Director of Academic Links
Tel:  +852 3943 7586
Email: shallyfan@cuhk.edu.hk

Ms. Yvonne Heung
Assistant Programme Manager
Tel: +852 3943 4371
Email: yvonneheung@cuhk.edu.hk